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The Australian Heritage Festival: Returning our Ancestors

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Screening of the documentary Returning our Ancestors and panel discussion. 

Aboriginal peoples’ burial places have been desecrated in the name of curiosity, science and research. The film Returning our Ancestors shows us what we can do as a Victorian community to ensure the rightful and respectful return and protection of Aboriginal Ancestors.

The film will be followed by an eminent panel who will discuss this painful past and what can be done to work with Traditional Owners to right these wrongs.

07 May 2020 08:30 am - 07 May 2020 09:30 am
1 Macarthur Street , Melbourne, VIC 3000
$8 - $12

Aboriginal Ancestors were stolen from their land where they had been placed with care and ceremony, to be housed in metal boxes as specimens or ornaments of curiosity by individuals, families and institutions.

The 1980s saw Aboriginal Ancestors start to return to rest on Country. But the journey is by no means complete and there are many more of our Ancestors still to come home. Thank you for walking with us on this difficult but healing journey.

Come and watch this important film and join our eminent panel as they discuss this painful past and what can be done to work with Traditional Owners to right these wrongs. A question and answer session will conclude the event.

Reviewed 18 March 2020

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